Nine years is a long time to have a work in progress. In fact, I'm so thrilled that the end is in sight. When I revisited my swatch blankets in January, I hoped to have them all done quickly. And I did manage to finish five blankets rather quickly. It helped that most of them were children's sized blankets and only required 25 swatches. But when I picked up the black and white swatches, they simply didn't see appropriate for a children's blanket so I kept knitting and knitting and knitting.
And as of last night, I can happily announce that I have completed all 49 swatches. Whew! That's a relief. Now I just have to join them together and I will have a FO after nine years. That's a nice finale, if I do say so myself.